Get involved and join hands on May 21st. Say NO to dirty fuels and YES to clean energy.
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If you have any questions contact your state organizers listed below
Tony Sasso (Phone: 321-258-8217)
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For more information, contact Tony Sasso (Phone: 321-258-8217).
Go to an event location near you at 11 AM, in your time zone,
for one hour, rain or shine.
Join hands for 15 minutes at 12:00 PM, in your time zone, forming lines in the sand, or on the land, against dirty fuels. Say yes to clean energy and renewables.
Leave only your footprints. In addition, consider getting involved in a local organization that supports clean energy.
Seismic Airgun Blasting - Offshore Drilling
New Smyrna Beach, 27th Ave Park
Opposing coastal, offshore & Arctic drilling, and Seismic blasting off the East Coast
Location: 27th Avenue and S. Atlantic at the traffic light.
Directions: Take SR 44 into New Smyrna Beach, and then follow Atlantic Avenue south to the traffic light at 27th Avenue. The access is plainly marked with a sign.
Cost: Free entrance and free parking in an unpaved lot.
Hours: Sunrise to 11 pm
Meet at 11:00 AM at the Park and at Noon we will join hands as we stand across the sand. This is to show our support of Clean Energy
Lori Wilson Park Cocoa Beach Fl
I dream of Jeanie Dr
Brandy V. Mahler
Seismic Airgun Blasting -Offshore Drilling
There are a few parking spaces where Hartford Ave meets the beach but to drive onto the beach, you can use the Williams Ave beach access and drive south to Hartford. Look for the Surfrider flag.
Offshore Drilling and Fracking
Englewood Beach Park, meet under Main Pavilion with bathrooms (the big one)
Mayor Johnny Miller
Offshore Seismic Testing
First exit in Florida I-95. Go east. Turn right at the light on 8th to A1A. Stop when you get to the sand!
3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
We'll be meeting on the beach right near Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. The 11 and 36 bus routes run right along there.
From Walsingham Bridge turn right on Gulf Blvd. Go 12 blocks north on Gulf Blvd. and the Park is on the left. Between 17th Ave and 18th Ave. in Indian Rocks Beach.
Offshore Seismic Testing
Follow Beach Blvd east until it ends at the ocean. The Life Guard Station is on the left, Joe's Crab Shack is on the right.
10 South Ocean Boulevard
Lake Worth FL 33460
Surfrider Broward Chapter
Offshore Seismic Testing
S. El Prado Ave. Lauderdale by the Sea (north of the pier)
Sam Van Leer
NO to Offshore Drilling & Fracking! >O<
YES to Clean Energy & Green Jobs! >O<
Join the largest Hands Across the Sand on Earth! >O<
Event Info, Training Schedule, Methods + How-To's will be posted on Facebook. >O<
Organized by Urban Paradise Guild & Surfrider Miami Chapter... >O<
Contact us for Partner Info & to become an Organizer!
Oppose Seismic Survey Big Cypress National Preserve
11 Mile Road Raccoon Point Oil Field entrance. From the Dade/Collier County Line on the Tamiami Trail/hwy 41 Head west approximately 12 miles. The entrance to 11 mile Road is on the right.
From the west coast. Raccoon Point Oil Field entrance is approximately 28 miles east of the intersection of Hwy 41 and CR 29 (Carnestown) the entrance to the 11 mile road is on the left.
Join us under the Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach, directly on the Gulf of Mexico on Pensacola Beach. We'll move to the waterfront just before 12 p.m. We will stand together at noon, creating a line to the east of the Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier. We will join hands for 15 minutes to say “no” dirty fossil fuels and “yes” to clean energy.
Travel Green Florida
will be submitting on Monday with the facebook/event URL
Ed Walline Public Beach Access is located at the intersection of CR393 & 30A in Santa Rosa Beach
Florida Capitol- Waller Park (400 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399). Meet at Waller Park (dolphin statue), facing Duval Street.
1700 Sunset Drive in Tarpon Springs. Fred Howard Park is a public park on the Gulf of Mexico. We will meet close to Pavilion C at the park. Support is being provided by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs and other community groups.
Suncoast Sierra Club, Suncoast Surfrider, Environment Florida, Oceana, Chart 411
Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706 - Located on the gulf at the intersection of Gulf Drive and Treasure Island Causeway (aka the western terminus of Central Ave.)
Plan to bike, car pool or take public transit to Treasure Island to show you’re choosing to reduce your dependence on oil!
If you ever go to one of America’s Best Beaches along Gulf Blvd., you know that parking is always tight. That’s certainly true of Treasure Island. The closest lots (have Bike Racks!) to the Bilmar are:
Gulf Front Park Lot @ 104th Ave. & Gulf Blvd.
Community Center @ Park Place & 106th Ave.
St. Pete’s lot @ 112th Ave. Gulf Blvd.
Find parking tips all along Suncoast beaches in this article: http://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com/articles/beach-parking-st-pete-clearwater-find-your-spot-near-sand
Avoid parking and get there easily with PSTA! Take the Suncoast Beach Trolley to Treasure Island from anywhere north or south on Gulf Blvd. Trolley runs every half hour for just $2, gets you there in a few minutes. Or from downtown St. Pete, take the Central Ave. Trolley to St. Pete Beach, then just 5 minutes later catch the Suncoast Beach trolley up to Treasure Island. Details at www.psta.net and http://www.treasureislandflorida.org/pdf/trolley%20100211.pdf
HANDS ACROSS THE SAND:
AERIAL ARTIST CREATES GIANT HUMAN SUN FOR CLEAN ENERGY ON MAY 21ST
WHEN: Saturday, May 21 arrive by 11:30 AM for sun creation, Sun formed by Noon disbanded at about 12:15.
WHERE: Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706 Aerial Art will be created on the beach in front of Sloppy Joe’s restaurant.
WHAT: Hundreds of people will pose with their bodies to create an image of a huge sun with “100%” inside at this year’s local "Hands Across the Sand” gathering. Since 2010 Pinellas County has hosted some of the largest gatherings for this global event to raise awareness about the dangers of dirty fuels, to protect our Gulf Coast from offshore oil drilling and to highlight the need for transitioning to available, affordable clean energy solutions. Historically an event where community members hold hands in a long line on the beach, this year the event will feature a new format with renowned aerial artist John Quigley. Tampa Bay residents will join hands to spell out a massive original art logo designed by John Quigley to symbolize the move towards clean energy, powered by the sun on the Suncoast.
WHO: Approximately 300 people from the Tampa Bay area will be joined by local environmental organizations of Sierra Club, Surfrider, Oceana, Environment Florida, Chart 411, Once Upon An Ocean, Greenpeace, St Pete Sustainability Council and Florida Food & Water Watch.
PARKING: Paradise Lutheran Church, 10255 Paradise Blvd, Treasure Island is allowing us to use their parking lot on the day. Located BEFORE you cross over the causeway, it is about 1 mile away from the Bilmar. You can call 727-776-7553 or use the www.freebeachride.com app to get you the last mile and return you to the church (they work for tips). Allow time or call early - they like full vans - please carpool and come with friends.
Indian Shores, Hwy A1A
The following organizations have passed resolutions against oil drilling in Florida waters.